Known as Bruce M. Morris (Born 1958) and raised in Oahu, Hawaii on Kaneohe Marine Corps base. Bruce Morris has been successful in telling tales with a visual acuity for close to two decades. He recently worked with Disney Feature Animation on “The Princess and the Frog.” He’s worked for Disney as a story artist on Pixar’s “Finding Nemo” and as a visual development artist on “The Little Mermaid,” and worked as a freelance producer and director for DreamWorks and Warner Bros. Afraid of anything that smacked of real work, Mr. Morris learned to draw and how to tell stories visually. This launched his career at the Walt Disney Studios as an animator, and he subsequently used his unique visuals and storytelling ability to get into the Disney Animation Story Department. Believing firmly in the “Poetry of visuals” and the “Character of dialogue”, to date he has been a key writer and visual storyteller on over fourteen animated features including The Great Mouse Detective, The Little Mermaid, Pocahontas, Hercules, Spirit Stallion of the Cimarron, Finding Nemo, Curious George, Planet 51, and The Princess and the Frog. In addition to his feature work, Bruce has written, produced and directed for animated television series and is currently working on the young adult fantasy book cycle Dimitri’s Garden and writing an animated feature, Betty 99. He is an alumni and past professor of Story Development for California Institute of the Arts and a member of the Animation Writers of America and the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences.